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CS/HB 7019: Education Access and Affordability

GENERAL BILL by Education Committee ; Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee ; Porter ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Cortes, B. ; Eisnaugle

Education Access and Affordability; Specifying that the costs of instructional materials are not included in tuition for certain online degree programs; requiring the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education to annually identify strategies to promote college affordability; revising provisions relating to textbook affordability to include instructional materials; requiring Florida College System institutions and state universities to provide a public notice relating to increases in tuition and fees, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 4/14/2016 - Chapter No. 2016-236
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/18/2015 House • Filed
11/23/2015 House • Referred to Education Appropriations Subcommittee; Education Committee -HJ 130
11/24/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Appropriations Subcommittee, 12/01/15, 3:30 pm, Morris Hall
12/1/2015 House • Favorable by Education Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 163
• Now in Education Committee -HJ 163
1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 130
1/25/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Education Committee, 01/27/16, 9:00 am, Reed Hall
1/27/2016 House • CS by- Education Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 323
1/29/2016 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Education Committee read 1st time -HJ 321
2/1/2016 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 363
2/15/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/17/16
2/17/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 465
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/18/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 487
• CS passed; YEAS 110 NAYS 1 -HJ 488
2/23/2016 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 479
• Received -SJ 479
3/9/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Higher Education; Appropriations Subcommittee on Education; Appropriations -SJ 905
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 905
• Substituted for CS/SB 984 -SJ 905
• Read 2nd time -SJ 905
• Amendment(s) adopted (816310) -SJ 905
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/10/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 919
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 36 NAYS 0 -SJ 920
3/10/2016 House • In returning messages
• Was taken up -HJ 992
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (816310) -HJ 995
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 995
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 995
3/30/2016 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/14/2016 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2016-236